5 best places to sleep under the stars in Africa
Today, camps across East and South Africa are offering new and innovative types of accommodation, allowing guests to enhance their senses and experiences of a night under the stars. These camps, including novelty four-poster beds on wheels and architecturally stunning treehouses, are becoming more and more popular, and it’s pretty easy to see why!
On the edge of the Great African Rift Valley, this lodge raves about its four-poster ‘starbeds’… And no wonder why. After a cocktail or two, jump into your very own wooden, hand-carved starbed and wait to be wheeled out under the African night sky on your private verandah by your very own Samburu warrior. Sleeping under the stars has ever been easier!
Serengeti Under Canvas, Tanzania
Situated in the Serengeti in Tanzania, this lavish camp moves throughout the year, following the massive herds of the Great Migration. This is camping at its ultimate finest… luxury tents with a comfortable bed and fluffy duvets, a private butler, chandeliers, silverware, crystal and an ensuite toilet… what more could you want?
Ivory Lodge, South Africa
Sat in the Lion Sands private reserve on the edge of the Kruger National Park, Ivory Lodge has two incredible treehouses for you to spend the night in. Both have huge wooden platforms and offer moonlit walks, astronomy evenings and bush dinners under the sparkling stars.
Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Botswana
Positioned between the plains game of Moremi and the permanent waters of the Okavango Delta, this eco-camp is an incredible way to take in the peacefulness and surrounding landscape and wildlife. On your private deck, experience a night under the clear, sparkling stars in your very own four poster bed.
In the middle of dry nowhere in the Laikipa Plateau, the family-run lodge Sabuk, has a number of thatched cottages open to the wilderness. They each overlook the great Ewaso Nyiro River and the design has subtly incorporated nature in its rooms.